Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:07:40 -0700
With his next home run, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones will have 30 for the season. He would become the sixth Orioles outfielder to hit 30 or more in a season, joining Brady Anderson (50 in 1996), Albert Belle (37 in 1999), Ken Singleton (32 in 1979), Boog Powell (39 in 1964) and Frank Robinson (49 in 1966, 30 in 1967 and 32 in 1969). His 29 homers are the second-most by a center fielder in Orioles history behind Anderson.
Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:01:13 -0800
Former manager Frank Robinson thought he was a candidate for the vice president of operations post at Major League Baseball, according to The New York Daily News. Robinson reportedly is unhappy about being passed over in favor of former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre, saying MLB commissioner Bud Selig never approached him.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:37:42 -0800
Former manager Frank Robinson was hospitalized Thursday, Jan. 13, because of dizziness and an irregular heartbeat, according to MLB.com's Barry M. Bloom. Robinson appears to be in stable condition and will undergo further testing.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:41:31 -0800
The Detroit News reports Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, along with fellow veteran managers Tony La Russa (Cardinals), Mike Scioscia (Angels) and Joe Torre (Dodgers), has been named to a committee charged with recommending ways to improve Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig appointed the members to the panel, which also includes Baltimore Orioles president Andy MacPhail, Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro, Atlanta Braves president John Schuerzholz, former Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan, Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, political columnist George Will and the owners for four teams. Among the issues the panel is expected to address: instant replay, scheduling and pace of the game.
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:41:46 -0700
Updating previous reports, the two-homer game for Los Angeles Dodgers OF Manny Ramirez Saturday, April 18, against the Colorado Rockies, was the 54th multihomer game of his career, tying Frank Robinson for ninth place in that category, according to The Associated Press. The two RBIs tied Honus Wagner for 19th place on the career list at 1,732. Ramirez is currently in 17th place on the all-time home run list with 529, and has now homered against every major league team.
Tue, 22 May 2007 16:52:00 -0700
The Associated Press reports Hall of Fame player and former manager Frank Robinson, in an interview on ESPN, became the latest person to publicly criticize New York Yankees SP Roger Clemens' contract. "I think it's wrong because if you sign a contract to play baseball and you are given a clause like that, I just don't think it's fair to your teammates," Robinson said Tuesday on ESPN. "Why should one person on your ballclub get special treatment?"
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 22:29:37 -0800
Former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson has been hired by Major League Baseball as a special advisor to the executive vice president, baseball operations, effective Monday, March 5, according to USAToday.com.
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 23:13:08 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson will be a special analyst for ESPN as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color barrier. Robinson, who is not related to Jackie, will appear on "SportsCenter," "Baseball Tonight" and "Cold Pizza." He also will work as a broadcaster during spring training.
Sun, 14 Jan 2007 13:41:11 -0800
Bill Ladson, of Washington.Nationals.MLB.com, reports that former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson has been offered an opportunity to be around the team and to help minor leaguers. His expenses would be paid, but he would not receive a salary if he makes the trip.
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 23:23:41 -0800
The Associated Press' Howard Fendrich reports former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson will not return to the team with any sort of full-time job, which bothered him that the team took until this week to deliver that news. "When someone doesn't want you around, they don't reach out to you," Robinson said. "They don't make you feel like you are wanted."